iBook G4 locking up.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by britishempire, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. britishempire macrumors member

    britishempire

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    I have a long-running problem with my iBook (G4 1.33Ghz).

    Basically, every so often it locks up and makes repetitive ticking noises as if the HDD is searching for something. Applications freeze and I get the rainbow beachball for up to a few minutes before normal service is resumed.

    Once this happens, it keeps happening on and off until I restart the computer.

    I don't know what triggers the problem, sometimes the iBook will run fine for days or a week with no trouble, then something will set t off again.

    I've tried everything I can think of to fix this short of a full reformat/reinstall.

    I'd like to upgrade to a MacBook soon, but for now I have to live with this... Any ideas?

    If I can't fix it, I'm hoping 10.5 will do the trick...
     
  2. britishempire thread starter macrumors member

    britishempire

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    #3
    I've tried that in the past with no luck... thanks for the advice, though.
     
  3. Sly macrumors 6502

    Sly

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    Make sure everything is backed up, it sounds like the hard drive could be on its way out to me.
     

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